CFP: Star Wars (no deadline noted; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Silvio, Carl \(English/Philosophy\)
contact email: 
csilvio@monroecc.edu

CFP: Revising the Force: Critical Engagements with the Star Wars
Trilogies (anthology).

Few popular filmic narratives have so captivated the public's
imagination and invited as much critical commentary as George Lucas's
Star Wars series. Taken collectively, these films stand as one of our
society's richest repositories of contemporary myth and social meaning,
a galaxy where cultural hopes and anxieties are revealed and imaginarily
resolved. The release of the second prequel trilogy, The Phantom
Menace, Attack of the Clones and the soon to be released Revenge of the
Sith, has only deepened this field of social meaning and created new
interpretive possibilities for those wishing to work there. While these
later films have been both criticized and praised by fans and critics
alike, there has yet been little serious study of how their release has
altered how the Star Wars universe works as a site of ideological
investment or critical engagement.

We are soliciting abstracts/proposals of 250 words for essays to be
included in a proposed anthology that explores this issue. We are
particularly interested in essays that depart from the more familiar
applications of myth criticism that have largely characterized this
field thus far. Possible topics may or may not include:

This anthology has the interest of at least one scholarly press.

Please send inquiries and proposals to:

Carl Silvio

English/Philosophy Department

1000 E. Henrietta Rd.

Rochester, NY 14623

csilvio_at_monroecc.edu

or

Tony Vinci

English/Philosophy Department

1000 E. Henrietta Rd.

Rochester, NY 14623

tvinci2_at_monroecc.edu

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